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# Problem: Newton's second law states: sum of forces = mass × acceleration. If a known force was applied to an object with a known mass, how would you predict that object's acceleration? A) acceleration = mass × sum of forces B) acceleration = mass / sum of forces C) acceleration = sum of forces / mass D) Newton's second law is irrelevant for solving this problem.

###### FREE Expert Solution

Newton's Second Law:

$\overline{){\mathbf{\Sigma }}{\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{m}}{\mathbf{a}}}$

where ΣF is the sum of forces, m is the mass, and a is the acceleration.

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###### Problem Details

Newton's second law states: sum of forces = mass × acceleration. If a known force was applied to an object with a known mass, how would you predict that object's acceleration?

A) acceleration = mass × sum of forces

B) acceleration = mass / sum of forces

C) acceleration = sum of forces / mass

D) Newton's second law is irrelevant for solving this problem.